Appalachian Trail Event at Cox Arboretum

HikeItForward-Final-MediumThere are lots of things on the social calendar for the weekend, but if you are interested in the Appalachian Trail, Outdoor Adventure Connection is offering a very special evening with the Executive Director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Ron Tipton this Friday, September 25.

The event consists of two experiences: a hike and a presentation. The hike with Ron Tipton will begin at 6:00 at Cox Arboretum MetroPark and will last about an hour. The 2.5 mile walk along the trails at Cox will be led by the Dayton Hikers and is open to the public. Hikers will meet at the kiosk by the parking lot and pond.

ron-tiptonThe presentation will be held in the Fifth Third Conference Room at Cox Arboretum at 7:30. In addition to an historical context of the trail, Ron will be looking at some recent topics like the impact of the movie, “A Walk in the Woods,” on the AT itself and the results of Scott Jurek’s recent speed record on the ATC’s relationship with Baxter State Park in Maine.

Mr. Tipton will share his vision for the future of the AT and the role of the ATC in moving forward.

Ron is a native of Dayton, Ohio; a graduate of Kiser High School; and the current executive director of the ATC. The mission of the Conservancy (a non-profit organization located in Almost Heaven, West Virginia) is to manage and preserve the Appalachian Trail thereby ensuring the beauty and heritage of this All-American trail. From Dayton Ohio to Harpers Ferry, WV and back again, Ron will share his unique perspective of the ATC which involves 43,000 members, 6,000 volunteers and 45 full-time staff members.

This evening with Ron Tipton is being presented by Outdoor Adventure Connection, Five Rivers MetroParks and Dayton Hikers. This hike and the presentation will take place at Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449

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4 thoughts on “Appalachian Trail Event at Cox Arboretum

  1. Justin Whitaker

    I think you should take over Ron Tipton’s job when he retires. You’d be great!

    • Thanks Justin. Maybe I’ll talk with Ron when I see him on Friday (maybe not)! I think there might be a rather long line of folks wanting his position, but I greatly appreciate your confidence.

  2. janloyd

    Thanks, Dave. This looks so interesting. Maybe John & I will see you there. >

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